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Trees Up Close: The Beauty of Bark, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds

By Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn

Trees Up Close isn't so much a book to read cover-to-cover as it is one to leave out where you can pick it up at odd moments, reminding yourself of nature's beauty in all seasons.

Omaha World-Herald

Everyone knows what a tree looks like, right? But have you ever really seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? When you look at a tree up close, a whole new world of form and detail emerges—you encounter beauty that you never knew existed, and you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way.

With more than 200 dazzling photos, Trees Up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the otherwordly beauty of what you might have thought were just everyday trees.

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"With more than 200 dazzling photo, Trees up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the other-world beauty of what you might have thought were just everyday trees."

Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

"You will be amazed by the otherworldly beauty of acorns, enchanted by immature fruits, and dazzled by delicate emerging flowers."

Morning Call

"A marriage of Robert Llewellyn's close-up photographs and Nancy Ross Hugo's informative text.…With this book, you not only look — you see."

Times of Trenton

"Trees Up Close isn't so much a book to read cover-to-cover as it is one to leave out where you can pick it up at odd moments, reminding yourself of nature's beauty in all seasons."

Omaha World-Herald

About the authors

Nancy Ross Hugo

Nancy Ross Hugo has been writing, lecturing, and teaching about trees, native plants, and floral design for over 30 years. Her writing has appeared in Horticulture, Fine Gardening, American Forests, Country Journal, Virginia Living, and Country Life.

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Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn’s photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books currently in print. His book, Empires of the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America, won five national awards in nonfiction and photography, and Washington: The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department.

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